National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins
By Bill Manley and Aidan Dodson
Publisher: National Museums Scotland
ISBN 13: 978-1-905267-17-0
Illustrations: 74 color, plus 2 maps of Thebes
Dimensions: 7" x 10"
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•For the Egyptologist - for laypeople and professionals alike, for collectors, curators, historians, archeologists
•Unveiling information on a superb collection
This collection from the National Museums Scotland represents the cumulative work of pioneers in the understanding of Ancient Egypt and archeology.
Sixty-five funerary items are illustrated and annotated, including the royal burial group from Qurna, the coffin of the priest Iufenamun and the double mummies of half-brothers, Petamun and Penhorpabik. There are splendid coffins, mummy cases, masks, portraits and other exterior adornments of the well-equipped mummy.
Annotations provide item owner, dating, dimensions, materials, description, provenance and mode of acquisition.
Organized sequentially, the expert authors explain styles and techniques and the changes in each epoch - taking their story from the Middle Kingdom to the time of Roman Rule ending in the third century AD.
Concordances, chronology of Egypt, and a glossary are included.
About the Authors
Bill Manley, formerly Senior Curator for Egyptian Scripts at NMS, co-authored the best-selling, How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
Aidan Dodson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol.
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